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I am a fully qualified, Blue Badge Tourist Guide based in London. I have wide experience of guiding individuals,family groups, tour groups and groups of students of all ages around the iconic sites of London and locations within easy reach of London...more
My wife and I spent a day with John on our honeymoon, just over 2 years ago. I can't say enough about John his excellence as a tour guide. The day with John, we both agreed, was a major high-lite of a two week excursion...More
Besides being obviously extremely knowledgeable, John consistently went above and beyond to make sure our tour group had a great time. We were a group of exhausted college students, bogged down by jet lag, and yet we were each completely enraptured in every story and...More
My family and I used John for 2 days touring in London and he was excellent. Extremely knowledgeable and well as personable. John is now a family friend and I look forward to seeing him again upon our return to England!
John Gowing guided 6 members of my family over two days through Westminster Abby, the changing of the guard at Buckingham Palace, the Churchill Museum, St. Pauls Cathedral, the Tower of London, London Bridge, and several other interesting sights in London. He has an astounding...More
John has guided us on two separate trips to London. Both experiences were great. We recently took my parents for their first ever trip to England. My father is in his mid seventies and a bit hard of hearing. John was very attentive to this...More
With John, we saw Westminster Abbey and St. Paul's Cathedral. Between the two, we had time to stop at a pub with John and experience "true" British culture. The entire day was great! John seemed so knowledgeable about practically anything we asked him. I would...More
A friend recommended John and told me it would be a mistake not to hire him while we were visiting London. I agree. We hired John for our walking tour of Westminster, and the surrounding sites, as well as the Tower of London (which we...More
John Gowing provided expert and eloquent guidance to my group 17 university-age students from the U.S. He not only deeply understands historic sites like Westminster Abbey but also knows how to communicate important historical and cultural information in ways that register and provide food for...More
We had such a wonderful time, John is so knowledgable, he answered our questions in great detail. Downton Abbey and Highclare were wonderful. The Tower of London,and Westminster Abbey were especially fascinating,just loved them. Stonehendge of course were incredible, and Johns knowledge of historical facts...More